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“Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   L.G. Smith Boulavard 55 B, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My husband and I(The Brown's) stayed here from 1/3/13-1/10/13.WOW! Is all I can say! I started off emailing Deborah(she is the sweetest) back and forth before our trip. Just letting her know that this would be our first(definitely not our last)time in Aruba. It was also our anniversary. Boy did she take care of us!

When we arrived,we were greated by "Mr funny man" Leroy. He grabbed our bags from us, took us to the concierge(sweet Marianne and wondeful Trey)who popped a bottle of champange and poured us each a glass to sip on while they checked us in. Check in was a breeze! BTW-Leroy, good luck and God bless you with your new career path!! We're so excited for you!!

We hurried to our beautiful Tara Suite and found Champagne,cheese, crackers and oher goodies. Compliments of Ms Deborah for our Anniversary. After relaxing for a bit in our room,we changed and headed out to explore this beautiful gem.
This place is amazing! So much attention to detail, and they treat you like royalty! Whenever Orville would see us coming with our cool Bucuti water bottles,he'd grab them, fill them with ice then lead us out to our beach chairs.

Mario greeted us eachday with a hug and smile. He really does make your heart smile.

Everything about Bucuti was top notch. From the customer service to the drinks and food. We only left the resort eachday for our excursions then came right back. When something is so wonderful, there's no reason to go elsewhere!

We did eat at Smokey Joes(fabulous)Tony Romas(great)&Pizza Bob's(wanted to bring the sweet little cook home with us)Best pizza ever!!! I'm still craving it!!

We enjoyed the Romantic Dinner on the beach at Bucuti. It was amazing and the sunset was breathtaking. Joel did everything to make our night superb!

Last but definitely not least! Mr Donald kept us very happy with great drinks and conversation! We can honestly say we made a true friend and wish him all the best!

I could go on and on about the Bucuti and their warm, friendly customer service. Everyone there is so happy to help you in any way possible and it shows through their warm smiles.

We plan to come back next year at this time,but both agreed that we can't wait that long so God willing, we'll be back this summer!

To everyone at Bucuti and Tara. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We vacation every year in the Caribbean,but this has been the best vacation we've ever had!

Room Tip: Tara suites are beautiful!! Beautiful view of the ocean from your balcony!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Summary:
A Euro-style Boutique for Adults offering a fantastic location, a tranquil, romantic and relaxed feel, with great facilities and an outstanding staff. Lived up to or exceeded (ambience, location, and an exceedingly friendly accommodating and professional staff) the numerous effusively positive reviews of Bucuti you'll see posted on Trip Advisor. we've already booked our return visit. Bucuti is very recommended. (see our pics at "http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviddmoore/collections/72157632486425983/")

The Place:
The facilities are fresh, modern, and complete (e.g., full restaurant, spa, gym, store). The setting, on the best stretch of beach in Aruba (arguably one of the best in the Caribbean) and away from the frenetic crowds near the high rises, downtown, and port, is beautiful, not at all crowded, quiet, great for swimming, sunbathing, or lounging. We found it a welcome departure from what you'll see in the high rises or even just down the beach. The beach area is mere feet outside the Tara Suites, and is very well appointed with chaise lounges, umbrellas, towel service, a bar and restaurant within a perhaps a couple hundred feet or so of any chair, a great, cheerful staff to provide anything you need. The bar, cabana, outside dining area have lovely views of the beach and ocean, and as the sun sets, and the lights, candles, etc. come on, and the low, chill music lays - it's a very romantic and tranquil setting. Enjoyed the Tara Suites - nicely sized, well-appointed rooms with a great view of the beach. The rates were very, very reasonable. The hotel is a short , easy taxi to the high rise area - which affords the entertainment (dining, gambling, etc.) of the high rise area, with none of crowds, young partiers, etc. Also, any of the better dining experiences are but a short ride away.

The Food: Food was good - e.g., breakfast buffet not at all bad and certainly complete, and the restaurant nice with some solid dishes (the Signature Shrimp was very good). Note that Carte Blanche, one of the best restaurants on Aruba, was literally setting up shop as we visited - and this will be a fantastic addition to a pretty flawless hotel.

The People:
The people throughout Bucuti wee invariably great. But, for me, the shining star of the visit was the very gracious, warm, quite accommodating, and always professional concierge staff. They did all they could to ensure we had a great stay and vacation. Our biggest thanks goes to Madeline - an obviously very experienced, well-travelled, wickedly sharp and charming member of the Bucuti team; she was amazing before and during our stay, including recommending and arranging all our dinners, charters, and transport. But, all on this team, incl Danielle, Esther, Mary Ann, et al were, as well, outstanding.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nassau, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is a great place for couples (no kids). Very relaxing and nice rooms. The grounds are lovely. The facility is clean and modern, tasteful. The beach is gorgeous. The breakfast is delicious. The staff for the most part are very helpful, The one thing I do not like is many guests seem to smoke. I think there should be a part of the beach for smokers. I also saw guests with their dog, very cute. However, I did not see dogs living on the property as the New York Times suggested recently in a review about unique get aways.

Room Tip: Ask the staff to help you. We have a noisy humidifier and it disrupts my sleep. My room faces the ga...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

There is no better place to come and relax and relieve the stress of everyday life. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. The staff friendly and constant, they know who you are if you have been there more than one. Deborah the resort manager is on top of everything. If anything is wrong with the room, let them know and it is done. The breakfast starts the day off right, good selection and peaceful, we always eat in the Tara lounge our preference, others eat outside. The addition of the Carte Blanche restaurant makes the place even better, the new fitness center is beautiful, but we could never find our way off the lounges to use it as it was just quiet and peaceful on the beach. Service is great, the ambiance wonderful, do not miss this place in Aruba!!!!

Room Tip: Tara Suites are the best, we like the third floor, quiet and great view!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We have been coming to Aruba for 14 years, and this was our 12th consecutive stay at Bucuti. Once again, it was an amazing vacation! We were welcomed back with open arms and made us feel like we had returned home. The friendliness of their staff, everyone from front desk check-in, concierge, housekeeping, restaurant/bar staff, managers and owner, is so real that you feel like family. Resort Manager Deborah was there immediately to greet us.
Relaxation begins at check-in with complimentary champagne and refreshing cold towels. Mario happily escorted us to our room. We had requested a ground floor suite in Tara and were not disappointed. In fact, we were lucky enough to get the same room as previous years. The suites are a great size and everything is clean & fresh. Thank you Solange for the great daily housekeeping. I love the little notes on the door welcoming us back. We celebrated our 22nd anniversary and the "Happy Anniversary" note on the door was special.
Breakfast is served in both Tara & Pirates Nest, so we did both. One morning we would have breakfast in air conditioned Tara greeted by Marguerita & Natasha. Other mornings it was geat sitting on the deck of the Pirates Nest having coffee. Kay & Nakarid always made sure we had coffee refills.
The white sand beach and turquoise water are spectacular. There is never a problem getting a lounge chair and umbrella. Hungry or thirsty while on the beach? No prioblem. Put up the red flag and Robert, Orville, Angelo or Akeem was there in a matter of minutes. Happy hour at the Sand Bar is always fun. 1/2 price frozen & mixed drinks during both happy hours 4-6 & 9-10. Great drinks are provided by Marina, Juan Carlos, Greg, Jessie, Aldrick & Donald. The slippery monkey is a frozen drink favorite. Lunch is always delicious .
A very special thanks to Chef Kurt. We happened to mention that there was an item we really enjoyed a few years ago, but has since been removed from the menu. A few days later we went for lunch and "surprise"- he had made our special item with all the fixings. It is this exceptional customer service that brings us back year after year.
We have seem many changes over the years, but the one thing that has not changed is the owners attention to detail and the staffs quest to meet every guests needs. Thank you Bucuti for years and years of beautiful memories. Can't wait to return in a few months.

Room Tip: Tara Suites ground floor--open door, walk 20' and you are on the beach. Awesome.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We returned not long ago from our third trip in three years to Bucuti. If you're a couple looking for a relaxing vacation on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean - you simply cannot do any better than Bucuti. The staff is super, the facilities and rooms top notch and the location is perfect. Ever get excited about a vacation plan and find out that the reality was even better than you expected? If not, Bucuti is the place where that will happen for you! Enjoy!

Room Tip: We like the Tara Suites the best!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westwood, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My girlfriend and I have been to Aruba 6 times the last 3 years and have stayed at the Bucuti every time. We wouldn't even think about staying anywhere else. The beach is the best on the island. The service at the sand bar is tremendous! Everyone remembers us each time we come back, and they are always so friendly. Juan Carlos makes the best drinks and always has a smile for everyone. The breakfast is awesome! fresh fruit, veggies, pancakes, eggs anyway your want them, yogart, oatmeal, smoked salmon- We rarely eat lunch as the breakfast is so good! Only ate at restaurant 3 times as we like to check out the other restaurants on the island but the food is always excellent, along with great service! Concierage is always helpful and have made numerous reservations for us with no problem. We feel like the Bucuti is our home away from home and look so forward to going back each time. Everbody from the girls who cook breakfast to the towel girls are always so polite and have a smile for everyone! Can't say enough about the service at the Bucuti- Its the BEST!! See you soon, MacArthur & Patricia

Room Tip: Love every room we have stayed in
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: L.G. Smith Boulavard 55 B, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This adults-only, romantic resort is award-winning and owner-operated. Recognitions include Top 3 Beach Destinations in the World, Conde Nast Gold List, Top 10 Romantic Retreats in the Caribbean, Green Globe High Achievement Award, and TripAdvisor's 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is eco-friendly and offers a tranquil boutique experience with friendly service. ... more   less 
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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Bucuti Beach Hotel
Golden Tulip Palm Eagle Beach
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Aruba Bucuti Resort
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